Let’s role play for a moment. If you were a customer researching a company and their website looked dated, would you want to give them your business? Probably not.  

 

According to Microsoft, 90 percent of customers consider taking their business elsewhere if a small to medium-sized business (SMB) is using outdated technology. SMBs — as well as enterprise-level companies — need the latest IT networking solutions to stay competitive. Unfortunately, not all companies have the time or resources to get up to speed on their own. That’s why many SMBs are turning to managed service providers (MSPs) to help relieve their IT woes.  

 

MSPs help take the pressure off SMBs and enterprise businesses by handling some of the routine, mundane and time-consuming tasks associated with maintaining, operating and updating your IT infrastructure. With managed IT services, you’ll be able to free up your in-house staff so they can focus on more significant projects.  

Want to know how? Here are some ways managed services can help modernize your business:  

 

The Best Defense is a Good Offense 

As companies continue doing more work online, every minute your website or network is down costs you serious revenue. To prevent downtime, you need a team of people proactively monitoring your network, that’s where MSPs come in. MSPs continuously test your infrastructure to find vulnerabilities and prevent downtime before it starts. That way if a data disaster strikes, you’ll be back online in a matter of minutes, instead of hours or days.  

 

Work Anywhere 

Thanks to technology, your staff no longer needs to be at their desk to get work done. Now your team can work from their home, the office, the airport, the tradeshow convention floor or any place with an internet connection. With managed services like cloud hosting, PBX and VoIP, your team will be able to hold meetings and collaborate on projects inside and outside the office, increasing productivity and efficiency.  

 

No On-Site IT Guy Needed 

Depending on the size of your business, you may not have the resources to have a full-time IT professional in your office. MSPs offer a team of experts available remotely providing computer and network support. That way whenever a key file gets deleted, a computer gets disconnected from the server, or someone forgets a password, you’ll be back up and running in no time.   

 

A Third-Party Perspective 

Getting your IT network updated, especially after years of neglect, can be a daunting task. That’s why it’s helpful to have an expert guide you through the process. With IT consulting services from an MSP’s virtual chief information officer (vCIO), you’ll have someone in your corner to help plan and implement your strategy. The vCIO can meet with you periodically to evaluate where you are and where you need to go.  

 

Why StoredTech 

Now that you know some of the services an MSP can bring to your business, how do you select the right one? What you need is an MSP that can help make IT simple. That’s where StoredTech can help.  

We bring a strategic, consultative approach to your IT, security and telecommunications needsThat way, you get what you need to stay ahead of the competition. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help update your IT infrastructure.